The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, March 04, 2015, Page 11, Image 11

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    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Girls lacrosse has new head coach
By rongi Yost
Mikaela Trott-Rickards
has been named Sisters
High School’s girls lacrosse
head coach. She brings with
her years of experience as a
Mikaela played lacrosse
all through junior high and
high school as an attack
player. She was a varsity
starter for Snohomish High
School in Washington, and
their team won the state
championship her freshman
and senior years.
Trott-Rickards was offered
a couple of scholarships to
play lacrosse in the Midwest
but told The Nugget she was
burned out and declined the
offers. She wanted to pur-
sue studies in therapeutic
recreation and went to col-
lege at Western Washington
University (WWU) in
Bellingham, Washington, for
the excellent program they
While at WWU, Mikaela
played lacrosse for one sea-
son. During her junior year,
Trott-Rickards had a three-
month internship at a sports
and community center in El
Salero (Salt of the Earth),
Nicaragua, which was in con-
junction with Lacrosse the
Lacrosse the Nations
works with schools in rural
areas and puts together
lacrosse teams, as well as
provides nutrition and health
benefits. Mikaela worked
with the coach at the commu-
nity center and played with
the kids.
“Nicaragua is such a
sweet place, and I have a lot
of friends there now,” said
Trott-Rickards. “What’s so
cool about the program is that
it incorporates so many ele-
ments, not just the sport. The
kids have to go to school to
play, they have to keep their
grades up, and they’re taught
positive health, nutrition, and
“Lacrosse tends to be
looked at as a prestigious
sport in the United States, but
experiencing lacrosse in such
a different setting made it feel
more across-the-board and
accessible for anyone.”
For the past two years,
Mikaela played Seattle
Womens Lacrosse, a wom-
en’s league based in Seattle.
The team played against other
teams from Seattle, Tacoma,
Portland, and Vancouver,
“My life has always inter-
twined with lacrosse in sev-
eral different fashions,” said
Trott-Rickards. “I appreciate
the game because of all the
unique experiences I’ve had
that relate to the sport. And
now, coaching feels like the
next step.”
Mikaela is excited about
the coaching opportunity and
plans to work on fundamen-
tals with the team and build
up the program.
“I want there to be more
competitiveness within the
team, and that’s hard when
photo by ronGi yost
Mikaela Trott-rickards.
there’s not a JV team,” said
Trott-Rickards. “There’s not
that drive to move up. It’s
healthy to be competitive but
it’s also important to respect
your teammates and your
Mikaela has met several
girls on the team, and told
The Nugget that they are all
great. Her only fear is that she
won’t have enough players.
“I want to give a big
shout-out to the soccer play-
ers,” said Mikaela. “It’s a
great cross-over sport.”
Trott-Rickards stated play-
ing high school lacrosse was
where she learned to be a
leader, and she hopes to instill
positive, good leadership
within the girls on her team.
Mikaela is 24 years old
and married to Kyle Rickards.
The couple have been married
only six months, and moved
from Seattle. They felt it was
time to move back to Sisters
to work with the family busi-
ness, The Open Door.
Sisters City Council
City Hall
520 E. Cascade Ave.
March 5, 8 a.m.
• Ex ecu t i v e S es s i o n :
Pursuant to ORS: 192.660(2)
(h) — pending litigation.
• 8:30 a.m. (approximate)
• Extend the Urban
Renewal grant application
period for façade improve-
ments to March 13.
• Formula foods.
• Nugget contract.
• Back-in diagonal
Thursday, March 5, 5:30
• Public hearing: File No:
TA14-07 – Text Amendment
Applicant: City of Sisters
The proposal includes a
Development Code amend-
ment to the definition and
regulations of Formula
Food Establishments in the
Downtown Commercial (Ch.
2.4), Highway Commercial
(Ch. 2.5), North Sisters
Business Park (Ch. 2.14)
and Tourist Commercial
The Locals’
Choice for
Service with
a Smile!
The Hair Caché
(Ch. 2.12) Districts. The pro-
posal also includes amend-
ing Section 4.1.700.H. to
require Type II Decisions
to be forwarded to Planning
Commission and Type III
Decisions to be forwarded
to City Council during the
appeal period so they know
about the decision and can
call it up for review if they
choose to do so.
The amendment also
includes permitting home
occupations with special
provisions in the Downtown
Commercial (Ch. 2.4),
Highway Commercial
(Ch. 2.5) and North Sisters
Business Park (Ch. 2.14).
Districts. The amend-
ment also includes permit-
ting consignment vehicle
sales in the Light Industrial
(Ch. 2.6) District and per-
mitting distilleries in the
North Sisters Business Park
(Ch. 2.14). The amend-
ment also includes allowing
front lot-lines to abut open
space rather than a street
when part of a master plan
(Chapter 4.5).
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